Any chance for a D900 with ATI and Penryn?

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  1. grunnsat

    grunnsat Notebook Consultant

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    I would love to see a D900/D901 with a Penryn quad core CPU and ATI 38xx mobile graphics. I want to use it for video processing, not for gaming.

    The Penryn SSE4 instructions are very useful for video processing.

    The ATI graphics cards are better for video processing than Nvidia cards, and they have HDMI output with true HDMI audio chips. That means they can also output HDCP protected high quality audio.

    Dear retailers, any chance on such a beast?
     
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    Fade To Black The Bad Ass

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    It will have a Penryn CPU, but you'll have to wait a bit for it.
    As far as ATi cards go, I haven't seen any of them in a Clevo.
     
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    Yes, a completely new motherboard so I understand.
    True, but ATI has MXM modules as well, so it could be done I hope. These ATI 38xx cards are quite good it seems.
     
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    probably wont happen on a laptop non-amd...
     
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    The last Clevo/Sager model I saw with an ATI GPU was my 8790 3 1/2 years ago.

    Nvidia has pretty much been lovin' Clevo.
     
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    Yeah, sure, maybe those cards are great, but they haven't released a convincing model.
    People tend to avoid ATi because their site doesn't offer any drivers for mobile versions. Not that nVidia's site does, but at least you can easily get them modded (at LV2Go).
     
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    The last ATI card for a Clevo was for X800, which was in the previous Clevo D900T/K models.

    MXM is mainly backed by Nvidia, ATI may use a similar module, but their VBIOS is usually proprietary.
     
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    Not convincing for gamers perhaps. But quite convincing for HDTV interested people. The HD2600 series is excellent for HTPC systems
    There is a utility for ATI drivers that will make them compatible for any laptop with ATI graphics. I agree it is rather silly that you just can't download the drivers and use them on any laptop. However that is a commercial issue between ATI and the producers of the laptops.
     
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    Sure there is, I've used it...but something just didn't feel right to me. I have an ATi card on my desktop and I just love it, but still, the drivers kinda suck.
     
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    ATI has announced the Radeon Mobility HD3600 and HD3400 Series. Nice graphics, PCIe 2.0, Direct X10.1, HDMI, and hardware support for video transcoding. Combine this with a new Penryn ready motherboard, e-SATA connectors etc., and it will be a nice upgrade.
     
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